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6 soups and stews from Israel to warm you this winter
by Josh Lew for FromtheGrapevine
These hearty dishes will make you forget about the cold weather.
A good soup can warm your body from the inside. When winter begins, so too do people's cravings for steamy bowls of broth. The cuisine of every country that experiences cold weather has at least a few trademark soups and stews. The best of these recipes are often exported to other four-season places around the globe.
Dreamy Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
This rich, creamy, and totally dreamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce recipe is 100% dairy-free. You'll be amazed at how delicious vegan can be!
You guys, cauliflower alfredo sauce is E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G! Seriously, it's become my life. I know we're all on that get-healthy-in-January train right now (all aboard!) but I swear this cauliflower alfredo is going to see us through the whole year.
Short Ribs Are Back
By Joan Nathan for Tablet Magazine
This lowly cut of beef, once popular for Jewish holiday meals in Eastern Europe, takes on the flavors of Morocco
In the “old country,” when people wanted something special for Friday night or holidays, they braised flanken, what many of us now call short ribs. They had no “brisket” as we know it—what we call brisket, now a staple for Jewish holiday meals, is an American cut of beef. In Europe, their cut was smaller, cheaper, fattier, and less uniform as it was difficult to saw around the bones.
CARAMELIZED ONION CHICKEN
How to eat figs
Today, Monday, January 21, is Tu BiShvat. It is customary to eat figs. If you've never used this lovely fruit, here are some tips for buying and using figs.
by Sarah F. Berkowitz for FromtheGrapevine
From sweet black mission figs to the more delicate Adriatic and Kadota varieties, we're here to fulfill your fig fancy.
If you’re wondering how to eat a fig, you’ve come to the right address. I’m somewhat obsessed with figs, and am known to some of my friends and neighbors as Princess Fig, which obviously gives me the highest fig-titious certification that exists in the fruit universe.
The proper way to eat a fig is to simply reach up and pick one off a tree, twist off the top stem, split the fig gently in half, and enjoy the sweetness. When you’ve had your fill of straight-up figs, collect extras in a bucket and bring them home to make fig jam, fig bruschetta, orange fig and honey galette, or just slice them up and add them to your salad.